Ameya Bondre is a Master of Science in Public Health (MSPH) graduate from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, with medical training (MBBS) from Seth G.S. Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. He is a Global Health Field Placement fellow at Hopkins, with more than seven years of research experience, with trials, cross-sectional studies, surveys and qualitative research in diverse urban and rural regions of India, and sub-Saharan Africa (Rwanda). One of his projects, involved creation of a counselling tool for 45 health workers to improve infant nutrition and care practices in 60 villages of Haryana. He specializes in quantitative (Stata& SPSS) and qualitative data analysis (Nvivo), as well as training and supervision of community health workers. He has co-authored several papers, published in peer-reviewed journals in maternal and child health, nutrition, and neurodevelopment. He has been instrumental in drafting the national consensus guidelines on the management of childhood developmental disorders, published in 2017 by the Indian Academy of Paediatrics, which are the first such guidelines in Asia. Currently, he works as Head of Clinical R&D, with CareNX (IIT-Bombay), where he is creating a prediction tool for anticipating preterm labour and low birth weight, in more than 30,000 pregnant women, so that women at-risk receive focused and timely antenatal care.